Covid Update

We are about to move from Level 4 to Level 3 as the Covid restrictions are gradually lifted. On 13 April the First Minister set out the expected dates for moving from Level 4 as follows: 

26 April 2021 – Level 3 

17 May – Level 2 

Early June – Level 1 

Late June – Level 0 

The most recent updates on our Church of Scotland website, which sets out how this will affect all  aspects of our church life, were posted on 23 April. You can access this updated information:  HERE  or go to TOCOP and click on the Covid Guide item on the blue menu.

If you have any queries about weddings, funerals or pastoral visiting please contact our Locum  Minister, the Rev John Smith (07710 530193). 

Revd Pamela Strachan 

Interim Moderator 

23 April 2021



Church of Scotland Presbyteries are currently being reorganised in response to the acute shortage of ordained ministers. This will mean some readjustment of parishes within our Presbytery of Melrose and Peebles and it is proposed that the Parish of Stobo and Drumelzier be de-linked from the present Parishes of Upper Tweeddale and linked instead with the Parishes of Eddleston and Peebles:Old.

Those who are on our Congregational Roll and Adherents list, will be given the opportunity to consider the proposed Basis of Linking and to ask any questions before voting on this proposal. Together, these two lists comprise our Electoral Register for this purpose.

Because of Covid restrictions, this consultation process will be done through post and emailing, rather than the usual Congregational Meeting.

All those on the attested Electoral Register will automatically be sent the appropriate explanatory papers on Friday, 27 November 2020. The period of 1-14 December will constitute the obligatory 14-day period of notice, during which any questions about the proposed linking can be raised.
It is anticipated the second mailing (with ballot papers) will take place on 18 December 2020.

If you have any queries or wish to get in touch, please email:

Eddleston Parish Church
Roll Keeper, Hayley Stewart

Peebles Old Parish Church
Session Clerk, Mrs Vivien Aitchison

Revd Pamela Strachan
Interim Moderator
Eddleston l/w Peebles:Old